Membership 2017

Hey there Members, new & returning rowers, sailors, paddlers, and moored members too!

Drop in on a Saturday for a tour around the boat house and take a look at what there is for you, how things work, and the best way to get started. If the Dragon boat is out, it may be a bit quiet, but there will be someone close by between 11 – 2. Come July, things will get busier and staff will be around most days to give a hand!

And, just in case you forgot all the great reasons you decided to join this year here are a few WIBC Membership benefits:

  • Getting out on the water is fun & a great way to spend the afternoon with your friends and family, so bring a guest. Their visit is on us!
  • Your membership fee includes all the equipment you need to get out on the water safely including the boats, life jackets, friendly staff who like to help, and a coach boat to…well, coach you!
  • The canoes & kayaks are ready to go out whenever you are. Bring a friend – they are free!
  • There are Learn to Sail and Learn to Row clinics that are fun & recreational and help build your confidence on the water with a new sport. And we have awesome coaches!
  • Starting in July there is Adult Sailing on Monday afternoons, Family Race nights on Wednesday nights, Rowing on Tuesdays & Thursdays, and Dragon boating on Saturday mornings.
  • And the BEST REASON is because it is a great place to be on the island!

The WIBC is grateful for your support, without which we would not be able to continue to offer the kids’ camps & programs to the community! Your membership fees support our costs that include insurance, maintenance, rent, staff wages, events, and all sorts of stuff.

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Let’s have a great season!



Butterfingers for Kids :)

What could be more fun than Luther Wright, Ms. Marbles, blue grass and a little country for kids? How about Butterfingers for Kids at the WIBC public dock in Marysville!

The WIBC is so happy to be part of the Wolfe Island Garden Party this weekend! Bring the kids and have some island fun on Saturday. The Dragon Boat will be ready to go for a paddle in Barrett Bay following the show, and our Book Sale will be open with an abundance of kids’ books looking for readers!

Butterfingers music is chock full of bluegrass and country instruments as well as loads of wonderful harmony singing. Butterfingers for Kids plays Saturday @ 11am.



First Row!

Well, the sun came out the wind drifted off and the rowers arrived. What a great night to kick off the rowing season at the WIBC!

With a fleet that includes a 4, a new quad and a new double on the racks the season is promising to be challenging & fun. So grab your stuff and meet at the dock on Tuesday night.

Rowing continues Tuesday and Thursday nights at 6:30pm. Learn to row begins in July. Click here for more info.

Don’t forget! Freebie Dragon Boat season opener Saturday June 10th @ 9:30am. Drop in, bring a friend, and let’s share a post-Dragon Boat coffee to get this weekend going!img_1502.jpg